Pantera To Release Unheard Track

According to drummer Vinnie Paul the final unheard piece of music recorded by Pantera will be released on their reissue of "Vulgar Display of Power".

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According to drummer Vinnie Paul the final unheard piece of music recorded by Pantera will be released on their upcoming reissue of "Vulgar Display Of Power".

Pantera officially parted ways due to personal issues in 2003, leaving fans screaming for more of the groove-metal mastery the quartet had provided for more than a decade. Unfortunately those fans would never get the next album they so looked forward to - guitarist Dimebag Darrell was tragically murdered in late 2004 making another Pantera album an impossibility.

In a recent interview with Loudwire, Pantera/Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul revealed that there is still one unheard Pantera song that will appear on the upcoming "Vulgar Display Of Power" reissue:

"The reissue has a song called 'P-ss', which I had forgotten about it. Some parts of it were taken for other songs, and at the time, it was the only song that did not make the record. In Pantera, we never had songs that didn't make the record. If we were going to write 11 songs, then we'd write 11 quality songs. Some bands write 40 songs and then hope they have nine good ones in the bunch. That sucks. Why not concentrate on writing 9 great ones and forget the 31 others? Anyway, this song, at the time, didn't feel right to go on the record, so we put it on the shelf. When I started digging through archives, we were happy with it. It is the only undiscovered complete Pantera track there ever was and it will be part of the package. It should be cool to hear the first new thing from the band since 2000."

"Vulgar Display Of Power" was originally released on February 25th, 1992 and has since sold more than 2 million copies, the reissue is rumored to be available in April.

While "P-ss" may be the final completed Pantera recording, it was reported that there were Damageplan - the band Vinnie Paul and brother Dimebag Darrell formed after Pantera - recordings near completion at the time of Dimebag's murder. Even though the reports surfaced shortly after the tragic event, there has been little mention of the unheard Damageplan recordings since.

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    Vinnie, thats a fantastic thing you've said. Cheers, bro! On an unrelated note, I would like to ask you to release a few more awesome Pantera songs as part of a greatest hits album (like 'Reinventing Hell' and 'The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy's Vulgar Hits') in the near future. Songs like: 1) Electric Funeral(Black Sabbath cover)[Nativity In Black II Tribute to Black Sabbath] 2) Light Comes Out Of Black(with Rob Halford)[OST Buffy The Vampire Slayer] 3) Avoid The Light[OST Dracula 2000] 4) Cold Gin(Kiss cover)[with Skid Row, 1992] 5) Raining Blood(Slayer cover)[with Kerry King, 1989] 6) South Of Heaven(Slayer cover)[with Kerry King, 1989] 7) The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)[with King Diamond, 1993](Fleetwood Mac cover or Judas Priest cover) If not all of the songs, I hope you release at least the soundtracks(2 & 3) under a Pantera greatest hits album. The reason for this request is obvious: those songs are amazing but I really don't want to own an album which has the likes of Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson on it. Call me what you will, but I cant stand 'em.
    While this is good what i really want to know is when are the last 3 albums going to be reissued on 180g vinyl.
    guitgrinder wrote: ^Dude, make a playlist. Simple.
    Thanks for your advice. But the issue here is to own CDs without poseur bands on it and that can't be solved by making a playlist. I think you'd get my point if you see the list of contributing artists on 'Nativity In Black II Tribute to Black Sabbath' and the way they've raped the original Sabbath songs.
    "Avoid the Light" was a masterpiece WAY more people need to hear. Dimebag's verse riff in that song is the most mechanical guitar tone I've ever heard. So badass.
    Hell yes! wonder when this re-release i coming out? I would also love to hear the Damageplan stuff.